Organiser: Welsh Border Car Club Date: May 07/08 Where: Llanfyllin Championships:
WAMC, ANWCC & AWMMC Route: 100 Miles Starters: 88.
Event sponsor Dale Furniss took his second successive win on the Border 100 Rally,
when he had navigator Nick Bloxham led for most of the event over a tough and intricate
They tied for the lead with Iwan Jones/Stewart Merry after the 22 mile opening section,
which included seven intermediate time controls. The latter crew slipped up on the
second section and allowed Furniss/Bloxham to open up a lead that they weren’t to
The chase was taken up by Mark ‘GT’ Roberts/Steve Price, but they were already 30
seconds down and finished over a minute behind the winners at the end. Jones/Merry
took third; these three crews being well clear of the rest of the field.
There was a high attrition rate with just 38 of the 88 starters making the Finish.
Ian ‘Dude’ Roberts/Gwawr Hughes developed electrical problems on the opening test.
They stopped and changed the alternator but the issues reoccurred almost immediately.
The source of the problem was traced to a faulty wire but by then they had lost a
huge amount of time and retired.
Will Arrowsmith/Ceri Davies had held a top ten position until a broken fan belt cost
them precious time. Meanwhile John ‘Mk1’ Thomas/Neil Spier retired after becoming
stuck on a triangle.